Crazy Easy Chocolate Truffle Balls

It is seriously ridiculous how easy these Crazy Easy Chocolate Truffle Balls are to make, and they are so good!!! Great for if you want to bring an impressive looking Christmas treat to your neighbors that take very little effort.

Easy Chocolate Truffle Balls Recipe

These chocolate truffles only have three ingredients for the smooth creamy chocolatey peanut buttery center. Then they can be rolled around in a variety of outside layers.  Some of my favorites to roll them in are powdered sugar, roasted almonds, toasted coconut, cocoa powder, crushed Butterfingers, chopped pecans, chopped hazelnuts, or dipped in chocolate.


My sister Elise taught me how to make these little gems and they have been a favorite of mine ever since.  My biggest problem with these truffles is that I want to keep sneaking spoonfuls of the mix while it is setting up in the fridge!  I have to watch it so that I have plenty of chocolate left to make the balls and roll them.  Then I just need to give them away to my neighbors as soon as possible or I will eat every last one.  They are addicting!  I have so self control when it comes to these chocolates.


Other Truffle Recipes:

We have some other truffle variations that are really good too!  And also really easy to make.  These ones have fun and unique truffle centers:

Easy Mint Oreo Truffles – crushed Oreo cream cheese truffles with a minty flavor.

Pecan Turtle Truffles – these have a chewy caramel pecan center.

Protein Packed Chocolate Truffles – a healthier twist on truffles, you’ll never guess the secret ingredient. 🙂


Other Christmas Treats:

I love all the yummy treats that our family makes around the Holidays. These crazy easy chocolate truffle balls are one of our favorite Christmas treats.  You can find the list of all our favorite treats for Christmas HERE.  It has some amazing sweets that are perfect for neighbor gifts and Holiday parties, like homemade caramels, peanut clusters, cinnamon almonds, german chocolate fudge, and peppermint bark brownies!

Elise’s Crazy Easy Chocolate Truffle Balls

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  • 1 package semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 (8 oz.) container of cool whip (left out to room temp)


  • Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl, then fill a mug half full of water and place both the bowl and mug in opposite ends of the microwave. Stop and stir the chocolate chips every 30 seconds until completely melted.
  • Add the peanut butter and mix well. Then thoroughly mix in the cool whip.
  • Refrigerate for at least two hours until your chocolate mixture becomes firm enough to handle. Roll the mixture into balls (about the size of a rounded tablespoon), then roll the balls into powdered sugar, coconut, or nuts, or dip in chocolate. Return the balls to the fridge. They taste the best if they stay refrigerated.


  1. Holly says:

    Oh my word!! These are awesome! Perfect really-bookmarking this one to try very soon!!! Maybe tomarrow;)

  2. 4*KowBoys says:

    These look great and so easy! I have seen cake truffles and oreo truffles, but never these before. I just might have to try them!

  3. Julie says:

    Made these last night. Going to deliver them to my son's Primary teachers. Thanks! (also, I sent the link to my sister to make for her husband. . .a peanut butter addict)

  4. The Daily Smash says:

    Yummy this will for sure be on my dessert treat tray that I do for my parents and in laws every xmas thanks for sharing.

  5. The Quinn Family says:

    These were so easy to make a looked wonderful. We also rolled them in chocolate and then rainbow sprinkles. We mistakenly used frozen coconut which was too wet to stick so next time I will use regular coconut. Loved the ones rolled in powdered sugar. My family loves peanut butter and these were great, but for non peanut butter lovers as myself, any suggestion for another ingredient that would be something similar without using the peanutbutter? Stephanie Quinn- Mt. Airy, MD

  6. Erica says:

    I am sure you could substitute Nutella. I haven't done it before but I am sure it would be ok!

  7. The Quinn Family says:

    oh nutella is a great idea! thanks!

  8. Get the truffle chocolate says:

    Those look so good!! I love little chocolate truffle balls like these! Great job!

  9. Hortensia Torzsok says:

    How many grams are the chocolate chips?

    • Echo says:

      The recipe calls for 12 ounces of chocolate chips or 340 grams. Thanks for asking!

      • Cathy says:

        Can you freeze them

        • Echo says:

          Yes, you can freeze them!

  10. Janelle says:

    We love these rolled in crushed graham crackers!

  11. Mabel Trudeau says:

    can you put something else besides peanut butter in the truffles thanks

    • Echo says:

      Yes, you can use another nut butter, like almond or cashew, or you can use 1/2 cup of softened cream cheese as a substitute. Thanks for asking!

  12. Vicky says:

    These look great, but your Pinterest button doesn’t work. :{

    • Erica says:

      Which one are you trying? The one at the top should be working…

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